Survivor Redemption Island – Special Agent Phillip Is A Star
Finally we have the latest season of Survivor and it is the usual mix of attorney’s, hill billies, and type A personalities, and of course a few nut jobs. I do notice this season they look like they have cast a lot of looks, there are a lot of fit bodies and attractive young women. Some of whom I have not figured out who they are yet.
And didn’t those young women scream when they saw Boston Rob, and then got even more excited when he was put on Ometepe tribe.
If you had not heard this season they brought back Evil Russell and Boston Rob to face off in different tribes. So battle of the Alpha males.
The other twist is Redemption Island – where you go if you are eliminated to dual with the previously eliminated contestant to stay on the island. If you are the player on there when they decide to let you back in the game then you get a second chance to have a crack of winning the Survivor title.
I think they do need this as Boston Rob and Russell do have targets on their backs. Personally I would be getting rid of Boston Rob as quickly as possible as currently he is giving his tribe a masterclass in how the game is played. Not so much Russell – he doesn’t have the social game to win.
On Boston Rob’s tribe there are certainly some personalities.
All I can say is how nutty is Phil – former federal agent? – yes note the question mark. Is this because the FBI have disowned him? Glad he wasn’t caught by the Russian’s as he would have sung like a budgie. Nut job or not he is certainly entertaining. I loved his explanation about being in a “hyper state of arousal”, because of the physical and emotional stress they were under. Personally I thought he was on a verge of a nervous breakdown.
Also he seemed think by saying he was a “former special agent” that he had more integrity and trust then other people.
So Katrina was smart enough to find the frigging immunity idol, but then was wanting to vote Boston Rob out. However as Francesca says well that is fine however once we have him out we still don’t have the numbers. And that was her big mistake for staying in an unworkable alliance.
After Boston Rob’s tribe lost the immunity challenge, it was game on. The was barely any talk about voting out the weakest member it was all strategy. Boston Rob had guessed Kristina had the hidden immunity idol, came up with a strategy so either her or Francesca would be gone.
It was a bold move considering in the previous season he was on he was eliminated on a similar manouvre.
Kristina and Francesa were looking pretty smug at tribal council. But Francesa doesn’t seem to know when to shut her mouth. She told Boston Rob he was safe, and Phil who was in an alliance with the girls suddenly cracked and started gibbering away about how the girls were in fact planning on voting Boston Rob out. If that wasn’t enough he also divulged that Kristina had the hidden immunity idol. The girls were squirming.
Boston Rob just took control and made her show it to him, he was enjoying her discomfort, as you would.
In the end the two girls voted for Phil, and the other tribe members split the votes and Francesca who had said at the beginning of the episode she wouldn’t be eliminated was. It was one of the best tribal council’s ever and Jeff Probst was extremely amused throughout.
Francesca was sent to Redemption Island to wait for the next contestant to arrive.
On episode two we got to see more of Russell and how he was playing this season of the game. For those who don’t know when Russell played the all-stars season, his original season had not yet aired in the US so no one knew his style.
They do now so you would think he would change it – he hasn’t.
He aligns with two younger pretty girls who he thinks he can manipulate and dominate both physically and mentally. I really don’t like that he is such a mysogynist. The way he keeps on touching Stephanie is just creepy.
Ralph who is Darwin’s missing link, has there been anyone so hairy ever, seems to have Russell’s measure. He found the immunity idol, plus called Russell out when he knew he had one of the clues to find the idol.
Russell reacted predictably by being a bully ,”your either with me or against me” said Russell. Basically warning him there was now a target on his hairy back.
Not that it mattered this time around as Boston Rob’s team lost again in the immunity challenge. Phillip could not hit the tiles to break them.
This time the strategy was to break up a close couple Matt and Andrea as Rob was having a Rob and Amber flashback, and knew they could be dangerous. Matt did look blindsided, and Andrea had a WTF happened there look on her face.
It will be interesting to see when Rob’s tribe will make a move on him, and if they want to win they will have to.
Here is Jeff Probst’s blog from episode 1. And here is episode 2 . If I can just put a caveat on this – beware of spoilers so once on the page/website don’t start jumping pages as we are 4 episodes behind the US.